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An extraordinary life

John Fetcher, ski pioneer, dam builder and rancher, dies at 97

John R. Fetcher, who changed the course of history in Northwest Colorado by building reservoirs, overseeing local water districts and ushering the Steamboat Ski Area into the modern age, died late Friday afternoon at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 97.

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Icons of Routt County

Routt County is a place where lifetimes of experience are not hard to find. At Home's Mike Lawrence gets to know some of the people who have helped make our community what it is, including John Fetcher.


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